Did you spot the damselfly in the photo below. It’s right there in plain sight, but then again it’s not. The reveal is in the second photo:
Find the damselfly? pic.twitter.com/PSSrf7PgkX
— Marianne Denton (@Marianne_Denton) April 29, 2023
I’ve circled it, so here it is. I can’t see the wings: perhaps they’re too clear to see or this is a newly emerged adult and hasn’t yet expanded its wings
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Thanks Jerry but personally how could someone find that in only a few seconds?
Easy, it’s at the centre of the picture.
If it wasn’t I would’ve had a harder time finding it.
I was lucky, very lucky. If I don’t find it quickly, I magnify the picture and search systematically. That takes a long time.
I pretty much got it straight away. I maximised the image and scrolled down and spotted it as soon as it was in view.
I was quite lucky that the full sized image fitted the screen without me needing to do horizontal scrolling.
Edit: it also helped that I was able to convince my brain that the wings would not be obvious because they would surely be folded.
I’m pretty sure the wings are visible, you can see them running down the righthand side of the abdomen.
I am not ashamed to admit that I did not locate the damselfly. As you said, it was difficult!
Damselflies don’t spread their wings when landed. This view is from above. To see wings you normally need a side view.
In damselflies, unlike dragonflies, the wings are held parallel and close to the body.